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Microbial Mining

L. Brierley Corale
This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, :Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work

The Plus Side of Volcanoes - Geothermal Energy

Cascade Volcano Observatory
This site is authored by the Cascades Volcano Observatory and provides an introduction about how the internal heat associated with young volcanic systems has been harnessed to produce geothermal ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Defenders of Wildlife - Geothermal Energy Resources: Principles and Recommendations

Defenders of Wildlife
This web site provides a pro-environment position on geothermal energy development. The site offers environmental principles that should be adhered to, and points out the environmental benefits of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geothermal Technologies Program

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This US Department of Energy site offers a wide variety of information about geothermal energy, including the efforts of the Geothermal Technologies Program to find, access, harness and use the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Using Geothermal Energy

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This website by the US Department of Energy describes how the production of geothermal energy can meet clean air, water quality and conservation standards, as well as minimize land use, environmental ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Hydrogen Highway

Fred Noyes
This opinion piece encourages lawmakers to pursue development of geothermal power in public lands. The author states that the energy potential within the National Parks can help reduce the US ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion

Coal-Bed Methane: Potential and Concerns

Vito Nuccio
This USGS Fact Sheet serves as an introduction to coalbed methane. The two-page PDF document summarizes available coalbed methane resources, assessment methods, production methods, and environmental ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Romeo M. Flores, Gary D. Stricker, Joseph F. Doll Meyer, Pierce H. Norton, Robert J. Livingston, M. Craig Jennings
This USGS Open File Report focuses on a basin-wide assessment of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The report includes a thorough geological study with relevant maps, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Water co-produced with coalbed methane in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: preliminary compositional data

C.A. Rice, M.S. Ellis, J.H. Bullock
This USGS open-file report provides preliminary compositional data on water from 47 coalbed methane wells sampled between June, 1999 and May, 2000 in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Results include ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations

Technically Recoverable Resources in Continuous-Type Deposits

USGS
This USGS site provides links to a map and tables of recoverable methane in the lower 48 States. Included are areas where methane is already being extracted, and potential additions to reserves of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps



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